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Indian Killed In Oman For Resisting Robbery, 6 Arrested

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An Indian origin man John Philip was killed in Oman for resisting robbery.

Dubai: An Indian man who resisted a robbery attempt has been killed allegedly by six Omani nationals, according to Royal Oman Police.

John Philip, a fuel station employee who hailed from Kerala, was found dead by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Wednesday.

Philip had been missing since June 10 and police was searching for him after a colleague reported him missing on the next day, the Times of Oman reported.

"His body was found. He was murdered," a senior police official said, adding investigation is on.

Money between OMR 4,000 and OMR 5,000 (over Rs 6,50,000 and Rs 8,50,000) is missing from the station he used to work in, officials from the victim's company said.

According to the report, the CCTV cameras were found damaged following his disappearance and its cassettes are missing from the fuel station.

Philip, who had been working in Oman for the last 13 years, is survived by his wife Binu and their two children.

His relatives had approached the Kerala government and the Indian government to trace him.

first published:June 17, 2016, 14:20 IST